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23rd Jun '16 11:20:55 AM triscion
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** The Squad itself gets it's nickname[[note]]officially they're known as "Task Force X"[[/note]] because of this trope.
24th May '16 9:59:34 AM Willbyr
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* Subverted big time in ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'': no one will let Hazumu keep anything a secret even though early on she tries. The aliens announce what they did to her, and when she tries to hide Jan-puu the next morning she goes downstairs to discover her friend having breakfast with her parents.

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* Subverted big time in ''KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'': ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'': no one will let Hazumu keep anything a secret even though early on she tries. The aliens announce what they did to her, and when she tries to hide Jan-puu the next morning she goes downstairs to discover her friend having breakfast with her parents.



* The ''{{Transformers}}'' series of various stripes tend to use this a lot. Especially ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots In Disguise]]'', where one character is pretty sure she's going insane simply because all these strange things she seems to wind up in the middle of can't ''possibly'' be happening.

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* The ''{{Transformers}}'' ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' series of various stripes tend to use this a lot. Especially ''[[Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise Robots In Disguise]]'', where one character is pretty sure she's going insane simply because all these strange things she seems to wind up in the middle of can't ''possibly'' be happening.



** ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Revenge of the Fallen]]'' [[spoiler:features this as well; apparently, the battle in Mission City at the end of the first film was covered up extremely efficiently.]]

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** ''[[TransformersFilmSeries Revenge of the Fallen]]'' ''Film/TransformersRevengeOfTheFallen'' [[spoiler:features this as well; apparently, the battle in Mission City at the end of the first film was covered up extremely efficiently.]]
19th May '16 8:21:28 PM nombretomado
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* A literal application of plausible deniability was used in ''MyNameIsEarl'', when Earl meets the president of Winky-Dinky Dogs and tells him one of his subordinates burned down a competitor's hot dog stand. His response was 'Actually, I don't want to know about it. Business is tough, son. You try to play by the rules, but sometimes you can't. And when you can't, I'd rather be able to stand up in court and say I didn't know about it'.

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* A literal application of plausible deniability was used in ''MyNameIsEarl'', ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'', when Earl meets the president of Winky-Dinky Dogs and tells him one of his subordinates burned down a competitor's hot dog stand. His response was 'Actually, I don't want to know about it. Business is tough, son. You try to play by the rules, but sometimes you can't. And when you can't, I'd rather be able to stand up in court and say I didn't know about it'.



-->'''Gates''': Oh for heaven sakes, detective, just kiss the man!\\

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-->'''Gates''': Oh for heaven sakes, sake's, detective, just kiss the man!\\
1st Mar '16 12:21:04 PM Hanz
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** Cerberus' official stance on anything that makes them look bad to Shepard (usually [[PlayingWithSyringes highly unethical projects]] that [[GoneHorriblyWrong backfired horribly]]) is to declare them "Rogue Cells".
5th Feb '16 2:32:05 AM Morgenthaler
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->'''Kritzinger:''' That we have undertaken to [[FinalSolution systematically annihilate all the Jews in Europe]]? That possibility has personally been denied to me by the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer]]!\\
'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be]].

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->'''Kritzinger:''' That we have undertaken to [[FinalSolution systematically annihilate all the Jews in Europe]]? Europe? That possibility has personally been denied to me by the [[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Führer]]!\\
Führer!\\
'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be]].be.
23rd Jan '16 6:41:41 PM karstovich2
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** An excellent modern example of this is the reveal that the United States was spying on (among others) Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, despite the US and Germany being putative allies. Germany expressed outrage, as did many other European Union countries, and the US issued various ''mea culpa'' statements and immediately discontinued the programs. The unacknowledged truth is that ''everyone'' is spying on ''everyone else'': there are almost certainly German spy programs aimed at the United States that have not been revealed. [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught It's just the normal way of doing international business]].

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** An excellent modern example of this is the reveal that the United States was spying on (among others) Germany's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, despite the US and Germany being putative allies. Germany expressed outrage, as did many other European Union countries, and publicly, the US issued various ''mea culpa'' statements and immediately discontinued the programs. The unacknowledged truth is that ''everyone'' is spying on ''everyone else'': there are almost certainly German spy programs aimed at the United States that have not been revealed.revealed (and, contrariwise, even if the specific programs the US was running has been terminated, the Germans and other Europeans fully expect that it has been replaced with something virtually identical). [[NotCheatingUnlessYouGetCaught It's just the normal way of doing international business]].
3rd Jan '16 12:02:58 PM Temmere
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* ''Film/TheInsider'' refers to the "standard tobacco 'we don't know' defense" -- basically, as long as tobacco executives can say that there's even a ''little'' doubt that cigarettes cause lung cancer, they can keep selling their product and raking in billions.
2nd Dec '15 11:57:04 AM dreamofwritting
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--> '''Secretary Nimziki''': [[TwoWordsObviousTrope Two Words, Mr. President. Plausible Deniability.]]

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--> '''Secretary Nimziki''': [[TwoWordsObviousTrope [[TwoWordsAddedEmphasis Two Words, Mr. President. Plausible Deniability.]]
26th Nov '15 8:23:12 PM MAI742
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'''Heydrich:''' And it will continue to be.

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'''Heydrich:''' [[UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust And it will continue to be.be]].
14th Oct '15 4:21:08 PM StFan
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* In the first ResurrectionMan series (taking place in the DC Universe), our titular character confronted a bunch of mobsters and crooked cops while appearing in a monster-like form. One of the witnesses was later confined to a mental institution for reporting what she saw.

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* In the first ResurrectionMan ''ComicBook/ResurrectionMan'' series (taking place in the DC Universe), our titular the title character confronted a bunch of mobsters and crooked cops while appearing in a monster-like form. One of the witnesses was later confined to a mental institution for reporting what she saw.



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